Julianne Dowling Backed by MYOB founder Craig Winkler, New Zealand accounting software provider Xero is launching in Australia against his old company.
Business Maxims Operating a business through a company can be a great idea when starting out. But the tax benefit can be outweighed when profits have built up.
Christopher Niesche Increasing prices can be tricky at any time, but in the current soft economy small businesses risk losing customers if they mishandle the price rise.
Max Newnham Many small business owners stumble in buying and financing the right sort of work vehicle.
David Wilson Dreaming of throwing in the towel and going it alone? Make sure you've thought of everything.
Henrietta Cook Menswear chain to shed staff and close a third of its stores immediately.
Alexandra Cain Why starting a business in an exotic location overseas could be the hardest thing you ever do.
Max Newnham If you're continuing to work full-time while starting a new business, beware of the tax implications.
Adam Cooper The ACCC is warning small businesses to justify prices if they use the carbon tax to rort customers.
Transparency is important in avoiding feuds in a family-run business, says Family Business Australia chief Philippa Taylor.
Annette Sampson Another financial year done and dusted. Well, almost. With a little more than four weeks to go until June 30, it is high time to get in some last-minute tax planning.
Clay Lucas The national minimum wage for Australia's 1.4 million lowest paid workers should be raised by $17.10 a week, Fair Work Australia has said.
A leading business group has urged the big banks to pass on a cut in the official interest rate to their borrowers in full.
Steering your fleet towards the right policy can be tricky, but here's some advice to smooth the way, writes Marcella Bidinost.
Workers' compensation insurance: if you aren't safe, you'll be sorry, writes Alexandra Cain.
Tony Featherstone Picture this: a family-owned retailer has a $40-million bank loan. The founder has had a good relationship with his banker for years, watched footy with him, and met the bank’s CEO at functions.
Max Newnham Tax return time is approaching, so make sure you don't land yourself with a large bill.
Christopher Niesche With the end of financial year fast approaching, it’s time for small businesses to start getting their tax in order and gearing up to take advantage of some law changes coming into force in the new...
Clancy Yeates Small-business customers have received the least benefit from the latest cycle of interest-rate cuts, new figures show, despite moves by the major banks to target the SME market.
Max Newnham There is a very good reason why every small business owner should operate their business as if they are going to sell it.